The Ultimate Guide to January

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It’s January and the perfect time to get out as a family with our list of fun things to do in Spartanburg and nearby.  No matter what the weather holds, we have a list of fun indoor and outdoor ways to keep the kids busy and in shape through the colder months. Have fun!

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Things to Do in January in Spartanburg

January at the Library

LEGO Block PartyOn January 13, 2020 and January 27, 2020 at 4:30 pm, families are invited to a LEGO Block Party at Cyrill-Westside Library. This family-friendly event even includes a special area for those under 4 years old.

Did you know the Spartanburg County Public Libraries host 25 storytimes regularly at their various branches? Check out their storytime hours to find the right time for the ages of your kids.

Movies at the Spartanburg County Library

  • Marvel Movie Madness – On January 8, 2020 at 3:30 pm, tweens are invited to Woodruff Library to watch “Ironman”!
  • Teen Movie Night: Spiderman: Far From Home at Woodruff Library will take place on January 16, 2020 at 4 pm.
  • Abominable – On January 18, 2020 at 2 pm, you are invited to Middle Tyger Library to watch Abominable for Family Movie Night.

January Family-Friendly Shows & Sports

Swamp Rabbits Hockey Games are fun for the whole family – especially on game nights with special promotions. Here are a couple of our favorite Swamp Rabbit promotion events in January:

  • DC Comics Night – January 18, 2020 vs. Norfolk Admirals (make sure you take advantage of this month’s Family Four Pack discount for this game!)
  • Stomper’s Birthday Party – January 31, 2020 vs. Florida Everblades

Your little gymnast won’t want to miss the upcoming Furman Classic Gymnastics Competition on January 17 – 19, 2020.

SC International Auto Show rolls into the TD Convention Center January 10 – 12, 2020. Kids 12 and under are free. Tickets are $5 – 8.

The Harlem Globetrotters are headed to Bon Secours Wellness Arena on January 4, 2020.

You can see South Carolina Children’s Theatre’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at the Peace Center’s Gunter Theatre January 25, 2020 – February 2, 2020.

Free Things to Do with Kids in January

Home Depot Kids’ Workshop – Head to Home Depot on January 4, 2020 between 9 am – 12 pm to make a miniature hockey game.

Story Time at Barnes & Noble (W.O. Ozell Boulevard) happens each Saturday in January at 11 am.

Family Night Out at Headquarters Library on January 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th at 7 pm. Families and their children can hang out together doing various activities.

Even More Fun Things to Do in January

Cowpens National Battlefield Anniversary Celebration. This annual event commemorating the Battle of Cowpens is the weekend of January 18, 2020. It is free and open to the public.

Toddler Time (ages under 7) at Big Air Spartanburg returns after school resumes each Wednesday and Thursday from 10 am – 1 pm. Jumpers are only $8 for the entire 3 hours!

On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, ages 6 and under can jump at Preschool Jump at Pump It Up in Spartanburg from 10 am – 2 pm. This is a great time to take your small children since older children are not allowed in the venue. *Returns after school resumes*

Skate, Rock, and Stroll a Disability Friendly Time on the Big Ice takes place on January 20, 2020 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Guests can go out on the ice in a wheelchair or walker, be pulled around the ice on a sled or in a wagon, walk on the ice or try your hand at ice skating! Volunteers from the Greater Greenville Hockey Association will be available to assist with guests as needed.

An Unbirthday Party on January 25, 2020 at 10:00 am at Once Upon a Dream Parties. Your princess will arrive at your royal table to decorate her very own cupcake, and of course blow out her unbirthday candle! The celebration will continue with a game, dancing, and fun photos. $12.

Friday Starry Nights returns to Roper Mountain Science Center January 10, 2020! Enjoy special planetarium shows Friday nights.  6:00 pm – The Cowboy Astronomer | 7:30 pm – Oasis in Space ($6.00 for adults | $5.00 for children 4-12 years old | Children 3 and under – FREE)

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What will you do in January? Let us know in the comments!

About the Author
Bethany Winston is the owner and editor-in-chief of Kidding Around Greenville & Kidding Around Spartanburg. She enjoys exploring parks, discovering local events, and meeting the people who make Spartanburg an amazing place to live. You can contact her directly at [email protected]

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